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Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM announced last week at Supercomm new Intel Corp.-based systems hardened for the telecommunications space.Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM announced last week at Supercomm new Intel Corp.-based systems hardened for the telecommunications space, while Intel launched a consortium of about 40 companies that will push for telecom products built on a common platform. Among the systems is Intels carrier-grade TIGPR2U server, powered by dual 2.4GHz Xeon processors. The system is being sold by HP, of Palo Alto, Calif., which is offering it under the brand name cc3310. The system will ship in September, said officials in HPs carrier-grade service unit.
The 2U (3.5-inch), rack-mounted server meets the NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) 3 standardwhich is important for servers that are often housed in more hostile environments than those found in enterprise data centersand its European counterpart, the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standard Industry) standard. HP already offers the one-way cc2300 and two-way cc3300 systems for the telecom industry.